Our Newsletter, the "Congregational Clarion," is published once a month. The Clarion contains information on many upcoming activities at First Congregational Church. If you would like a copy emailed to you please contact the church office at (801) 487-1357 or contact us by email at email@example.com. Please click below for an Adobe Acrobat version of the monthly newsletter. - During this time events and activities are subject to change. Please watch for any updates. The updated Calendar is also in the Newsletter Link.
We had excellent participation with our mail-in voting for the 155th Annual Meeting. A number of motions were approved, including approval of nominated officers and board members, and approval of funds to cover certain building and grounds expenses. A small committee is investigating the possibility of sharing space in our church. Work continues on the bylaws with consideration given to different methods of participation in congregational meetings. The committee hopes to include different ways to vote so that all members can engage in decision making.
Please note: Due to the health guidelines from the World Health Organization and our local government related to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, our church council has decided that we need to suspend services and all church gatherings until further notice. We are saddened by this and realize that gathering together in worship is a joyful time for all of us, but we find ourselves in uncertain times. We feel it is in the best interest of our church community and greater community if we do not risk spreading this virus. We are planning to video a shortened church service each week and post it on our church Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FCCSLC. We also plan to announce joys and concerns, and you may send any joys or concerns to the church or Diane Forster Burke. We will reevaluate church service suspension on an ongoing basis and will resume when health officials determine it is safe to do so.
In case you haven’t seen it ... Friendship Manor and First Congregational Church are mentioned in the 3rd paragraph of a Salt Lake Tribune news article: http://www.sltrib.com/news/2017/11/15/50-years-later-friendship-manor-remains-a-monument-to-how-faith-groups-can-work-together-to-serve-utahs-elderly/ (or click on the button below) 50 years later, Friendship Manor remains a monument to how faith groups can work together to serve Utah’s elderly. It was a 1961 chat between a Unitarian minister and a Westminster College professor that proved the genesis for Salt Lake City’s Friendship Manor retirement community.